It seems like every business needs to know your credit score, even businesses who don't necessarily provide you credit. Credit score use is ubiquitous, but businesses still consider factors other than your credit score.
You can't always depend on a great credit score to get you approved and a bad credit score doesn't necessarily mean you'll be denied. Consumers have to look good in all areas to get their applications approved.
Here are some non-credit factors that businesses use to process your applications.